Wednesday, May 3, 2017

MDF

MDF …

Master Dirt Farmer?

Mother Daughter Friend?

Make Dinner Fast?

Nope. Medium Density Fiberboard, an engineered wood product that artists often use.

And, at the moment, a Major Distraction Factor.

I'm taking another hiatus from my 100layersofpaint challenge to turn my attention to mounting some of my paper paintings on MDF. Went to a local lumber yard to see what the stuff was, brought home a sheet, and had Dave run it through his table saw to my specs (thanks, Dave!). I varnished my painting, painted the sides of the MDF, glued the painting to my panel, wrote a haiku on the back, and now I've got a painting all spiffed up looking for a new home.

Stoned Soul Picnic
7x7"; acrylic, pencil, and collage on paper, mounted on panel
abstract
2017
$140
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He left the field. Walked
across the limestone beside
the clattering brook.


Stoned Soul Picnic, detail
Stoned Soul Picnic, detail
Stoned Soul Picnic, detail

6 comments:

  1. Really love that piece! Love the blues and the texture you have done with the paper. I have been thinking about mounting some of my cut canvas pieces. I was thinking of plywood, I have a wood yard that will cut to my dimensions. That looks really thick wood? They also have MDF? Good to step away, re-100 levels. I think 20+ levels a proud feat. Kol ha kavod!

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    1. Carol, glad you like this piece with its blues and textures. It's a piece that really came together with flow when I made it—felt like I was pretty much one with the painting. I hope you do mount some of your cut canvas pieces. Keep me posted; I'd love to see. The MDF for this piece is 1/2" thick.

      Thanks for your affirmation of my 100layers challenge. Stay tuned.

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  2. WOW! Love this piece, love the MDF mounting, and THE HAIKU! Are you kidding me? Is there nothing you can't do? Rock on, Dotty!

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    1. Jen, thank you for your enthusiasm and support! I'm taking steps into some unknown territory right now and I'm glad to have your cheerleading.

      In fact, MANY things I can't do! But having fun with the ones I know I can and the ones I'm discovering I can : )

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  3. Oh my! Busy as ever and inspiring to boot! Love the idea of a "secret Haiku" included with your gorgeous art. Just thinking what a nice surprise that will be for the new owner. I agree with Carol, I think your layers is already quite the feat. Joyful continued creating to you Dotty :)

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    1. Too busy, if the truth be known!, but thank you for your enthusiasm. Really fun to pair this piece with a haiku. The layers piece is on hold for the time being while I tend to other irons in the fire.

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